Take 2

We moved in with my grandma two weeks before my seventeenth birthday. My mom was determined to take care of her and keep her out of a nursing home. At […]
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An epiphany

We just returned from the Cleveland Clinic. My husband’s meds weren’t changed, which is a good thing. Anytime they don’t need to increase anything, I always figure that’s good. While […]
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Making a Difference

In 2008, my husband suspected memory loss. I took care of him until a doctor insisted he take risperidone. Two days later he collapsed and went to hospital. That was […]
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Racing Toward a Miracle

Racing Toward a Miracle I look for a lost piece of paper in my messy den, Happen across an envelope of pictures, A hiking trip to Banff five years previous, […]
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undetected causes

A note from LBDA: One caregiving topic that isn’t addressed often in LBD is quality oral care. Infections and pain can worsen behavioral problems, so good dental hygiene and care […]
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Daughter/Caregiver

My dad was diagnosed with LBD several years ago. It’s hard to see a once strong, independent, vibrant man slowly deteriorate He’s not used to family, friends, and caregivers to […]
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The Lewy Body Roller Coaster

My mother – J.E.T – was originally diagnosed with Frontal-temporal Dementia in early 2011, but she has since been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. However, I have used the word […]
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